In the midst of the pandemic, some in private industry have stepped up their child care benefits. Companies started to provide on-site or near-site centers, expanded backup care, and provided flexible work schedules.
It’s critical for employers to take concrete action to prevent pregnancy discrimination in the workplace. They can promote a more positive organizational environment and offer support by engaging in the following five evidence-based practices.
There are an estimated 4.8 million cases of “preventable” burnout across the country, the report states, as parents continue to juggle home and workplace challenges two years into the pandemic. But taking a closer look at employees who said they were not experiencing burnout, Maven and Great Place to Work identified five characteristics of a […]
Despite an all-time high of 10.9 million job openings, the fact that nearly 50% of U.S. workers are seeking career changes, and the struggles of many employers to fill positions, Black unemployment still rose in August, with twice as many Black Americans looking for work than were hired. This disappointing news is another sign of persistent racial disparities in […]
Posting work hours two weeks in advance helps retail and food service workers, many of whom are women of color with caregiving responsibilities, a study finds.
When it comes to flexible work arrangements, it’s tough to satisfy everyone. Whatever any organization is doing — requiring everyone to return to the office, keeping people at home, or some mix of the two — you can be sure that at least a handful of people want or need something else. How can you […]
It’s one thing to have a racially diverse team. It’s another to unleash that team’s potential to do great things in your organization. And yet there is very little guidance on how, exactly, to do the latter. In this article, the author outlines three research-backed strategies. First, learn to recognize difference instead of pretending […]
Organizations and work cultures, not individuals, are the root of the problem when it comes to burnout. Here are a few things companies need to do to address single-parent burnout: First, make an effort to hire and promote solo parents, and ensure that the company culture is inclusive of solo parents. Structure and organize work […]
On April 21, the Economic Opportunities Program hosted a special event, Valuing Care: Principles for a Post-Pandemic Care Economy, to address these questions and more. The event brought together policymakers, experts, caregivers, and cultural leaders for a wide-ranging conversation on the value of caregiving and ideas to strengthen the care economy – the paid and […]
The COVID-19 pandemic revealed a long-standing fact about the US labor market: work and wages alone do not guarantee financial security. A worker’s relationship to their employer—whether they work full- or part-time or whether they are a permanent or contract employee—may be more predictive of their financial well-being because these work arrangements determine access to […]